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Staying safe

Here you can find information and advice about keeping safe. You can find information on topics such as crime prevention or who to contact if someone you know is being abused

If you think a vulnerable adult is being abused in any way, tell someone. You can speak in confidence to one of the Safeguarding Adults teams. 

  • For Devon contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays) or email csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk 

    If an emergency situation happens outside these hours or on a Bank Holiday contact the Emergency Duty Service on 0345 6000 388.

  • For Torbay call 01803 219700 or email Safeguarding Adults

 

 If you are worried about a child:

  • For Devon call 0345 155 1071 (out of hours 0845 6000 388)
  • For Torbay call 01803 208100  (out of hours 0300 4564 876)

If the problem needs immediate action phone 999.

If you want to contact the police but don’t think the issue requires immediate action call 101.

 Also, please see the useful information and guidance tab below.

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Social Care - Emergency Duty Service

Provision of emergency Social care and advice for clients urgently in need out of office hours (not including Torbay and Plymouth). Part of Devon County Council. A generic emergency service responding to social care emergencies (both adults and children) which cannot be safely left until…
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SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity - Devon

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) provide support and advice to serving and ex-serving people and their families in need. To support those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both.    
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The internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility. This website is powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Our mission is to educate and empower a digital society to use the internet safely and securely at home, work, and…
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Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

SAFE delivers quality, specialised services to those affected by domestic violence and abuse, building on over 40 years experience.  These services include:- Domestic Violence Recovery Practitioners - supporting families, children and young people to recover from the harm experienced through domestic violence and abuse Counsellors…
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Tarka Child Contact Centre

The Tarka Child Contact Centre offers a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with the absentee parents, and sometimes other family members, when there is no other viable option.  The Centre is easily accessible, in pleasant surroundings, with…
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Teign Housing and Teign Care Services

Teign Housing is a charity and registered social landlord that manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon, from Dartmoor National Park to the urban centres of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish. We are dedicated to raising the standard of our housing services in Teignbridge through…
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Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (Sanctuary Supported Living)

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service provides support for women, men and children who need advice and protection from domestic abuse. Sanctuary Supported Living can help by providing floating support for up to 12 months, whether clients are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay,…
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Torbay Emergency Duty Service

The Emergency Duty Service provides a emergency generic social work service covering the full range of Child Care and Adult Services across the whole of Torbay. It includes Safeguarding Children, families and carers in crisis including domestic violence, parenting issues and mental health.    …
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Torbay Family Information Service Directory

The Family Information Service (FIS) Directory provides information for families and people working with them in Torbay. You can browse categories or search to find details of childcare, local events, school holiday activities, leisure clubs, sports clubs, support and advice and much more. You can…
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Victim Care Devon and Cornwall

Victim Care Devon and Cornwall was introduced to make a significant change in victim care with the establishment of a police based victim care unit and a network of support service providers. The Victim Care Unit will make contact with victims of reported crime that need support.…
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